READY FOR A GREAT WEEKEND?!
Welcome to GISH PICKS: CURATED CULTURE FOR KIDS AND ADULTS! I’m Sarah Gish, an info-preneur and culture sleuth who finds the unusual and cool in Houston each and every week. Join me as I shine a light on Houston gems and unique Houston fun. I love Houston and want to show you the people and the places and the events that make it great (see more about my wishes for that here). And I want to make it easy for you so I sort through the cornucopia of events offered in our wonderful city each weekend and I PICK only three each for families and adults to recommend to you. That way you’ll be all set when Friday hits!
We are the most diverse city in the country, not only because of the over 100 languages spoken here every day, but also because of the diversity of events offered and places to hang our (cowboy) hats. Please be sure to tell your friends about GISH PICKS – the more people who know about these unique cultural events, the more unique cultural events the organizations will offer us. Please also tell the orgs that I sent you. My business grows by word of mouth so I thank you for your continued support. Here’s to many more years of GISH PICKS!
A note about the social media for GISH PICKS: please LIKE our Facebook page for family PICKS and our Facebook page for adult PICKS. Be sure to click “See first” in the dropdown menu on the LIKE button so you won’t miss a post! And please follow me on Instagram and Twitter. You’ll get all my CULTURE PICKS and more that way. And there’s one last way to stay in touch with me! I organize many events, such as labyrinth walks and workshops, so if you’d like to be informed of those before everyone else, please subscribe to my Gish Creative list here.
Have you ever wondered what is going on with Houston’s night sky? Wonder no more because I found this terrific website that will give you details about the planets and stars for every minute of the evening. It’s really fun to look up and notice what’s going on out there – and it makes a great activity for adults AND kids. My VIDEO PICK this week is super fun – it’s news coverage of a UFO sighting here back in 2014, giving you one more thing to look for in our night sky!
And so…we have a crazy election swirling around us, getting crazier by the minute. I’ve got a favorite candidate and I hope you do, too. I plan to vote and I hope you will, too. Early voting is October 24-November 4 and the deadline to register was October 11 so I hope you didn’t miss it! You can get all the info about early voting sites and polling places here and info about the issues and candidates from the League of Women Voters here. Voting is an important right (and, hey, if you’re a woman, it’s even more important since we’ve only had it since 1920 and this year is a pivotal one for women). We all have a voice and it’s important to be heard. This weekend, there’s another chance to be heard if you’re concerned about too much testing in our schools and other issues. Find out more about the Houston Education and Civil Rights Summit here.
Have a great weekend, love one another, please share this, and go IGNITE YOUR LIFE!